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Hi I'm Deann

I'm from Ogden, UT. I'm a homeschooling mom of 4. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom to 4 children. I enjoy animals, sewing, scrapbooking, photography, biking, and most of all my family. We own chickens, we garden, and we homeschool.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the LDS church. The gospel holds a special place in my heart. I was a confused/slightly rebellious teenager/young adult and was inactive for about five years in my late teens and early twenties, putting work before church. Once I began thinking about marriage, I realized I wanted an eternal family and had been missing many blessings the gospel had for me. I made more of an effort to attend church and activities, and began preparing to attend the temple. My husband and I were sealed in the temple and welcomed our first child 18 months later. I cannot imagine raising children without the blessings of the gospel and the guidance of my Heavenly Father. We make every attempt to teach our children to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit as we are guided back home. Today, the world is in turmoil. There are so many choices, ideas, and methods for us to follow that life can be very confusing at times. I take comfort in knowing that Heavenly Father has a plan for us, and though I may not understand every single thing on the way, my goal is eternal life with my family and God. I accept that I don't need to know every answer but that God does, and as I grow and progress I will be given the answers at the appropriate time.

How I live my faith

I love my calling at church. It makes me feel good to know that I'm doing my part in Christ's church on earth today. We use a homeschool curriculum that has gospel principles built into each academic lesson. This really helps my kids and I see how God has helped all people throughout all history. It helps us identify good literature and art, and helps us better see how He is helping each of us.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

We believe that a person who has passed from this life still lives in the spirit world. They are awaiting the second coming of Jesus Christ, just as we on earth are. We feel that everyone should have the opportunity to choose whether or not they accept the Gospel and become a member of the Church, even after they have passed on. By performing baptisms for the dead, we are giving that individual the opportunity to make that choice for themselves. As we live on this earth, we do not know what goes on in the spirit world, and once someone is there they may wish they had had the opportunity to be baptized on the earth, especially as they encounter new information. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

The bible is so important to our gospel. We have teachings in the gospel about the beginning of our world, the life and ministry of Jesus, as well as many other important instructions and teachings. The Book of Mormon is another record of gospel instruction and experiences. I like to think of this... Back then, the internet was not available so there were prophets on both sides of the world, recording in their journals, so that we could have these important teachings today. The Bible and the Book of Mormon go hand in hand. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

I am fascinated by the plan of happiness, eternal life, and the gospel teachings that go along with it! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to live with my family forever and to be reunited with people who are special to me that have already passed on, or that I may never have gotten to know on this earth. The millenium and the celestial kingdom sound like fabulous places to be, so why not live in a way now that will prepare me to be in those places? We are all going to die, so I want to live in a way that will allow me to experience these things in the future. Show more Show less